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1 hr ago | Blazers Edge

Deep Lore: Vital info for our younger fans

When I was reading the bios for the new writers on Blazers Edge, I noticed a predominance of folks who either weren't Blazer fans or became Blazer fans when the Brandon Roy led team emerged from the darkness that was the Jail Blazer era.

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1 hr ago | BleacherReport

FIBA World Cup 2014: Tournament TV Schedule and Championship Predictions

Featuring 24 of the world's top basketball-playing nations, the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain will determine the true global king of the sport.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers Players in the 2014 FIBA World Cup

Nov. 21, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver and forward Nicolas Batum stand on the court during the game against the Phoenix Suns in the first half at US Airways Center.

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CBS Sports

Lillard named as first alternate for Team USA

Damian Lillard was cut from Team USA last week after Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski decided to take four centers and only take Derrick Rose , Stephen Curry , and fomer Duke star Kyrie Irving at point guard.

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Sir Charles in Charge

FIBA World Cup Game Of The Day: France vs Brazil

May 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum drives to the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter defends in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center.

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BleacherReport

Team USA Snub Best Thing That Could Happen for Damian Lillard

Aside from his personal accolades and accomplishments, he's helped put the Portland Trail Blazers back on the map and into the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Weber State Wildcats NCAA Basketball, Damian Lillard, Weber State University NCAA, NBA Players

Blazers Edge

Your Brush With Greatness: Which Blazers Have You Met?

Now that the new guys have kept us busy all week, it's time for a short topic for the community this Friday! Earlier this week, Blazer's Edge reader Visionary2 wrote about his encounter with Zach Randolph on a flight from Portland to Atlanta.

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Raptors HQ

Dinos & Digits: Which Five Players Had The Best Individual Seasons in Raptors History?

Which five players had the best individual seasons in Raptors history? And how should we go about figuring it out? Russell Peddle explains in part one of this series and gives us a primer on the pros and cons of win shares.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Robin Lopez, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Rip City Project

Wesley Matthews: Skills Camp and Team Update [Audio]

Apr 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez

The Columbian

Haynes: Damian Lillard First Alternate For USA If Derrick Rose, Other Player Opt Out

Prior to being left off of the final 12-man roster last week, the Portland Trail Blazers' All-Star point guard was informed that there could be a possibility he'd be added to the roster if one of their players, in particular Derrick Rose who has been dealing with knee soreness, was unable or opted not to continue the journey, a league source told ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Petteri Koponen

USA Today

Anthony Davis through the years

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, along with his infamous unibrow, has emerged as one of the brightest young players in the NBA.

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OregonLive.com

FIBA World Cup 2014 preview: Weakened USA Basketball team vulnerable, but still the favorite

Some stars couldn't play. Others wouldn't. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), LeBron James, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers: Worried about the Timberwolves?

Aug 26, 2014; St. Paul, MN, USA; The newest Minnesota Timberwolves display their new jerseys guard Andrew Wiggins, forward Anthony Bennett, forward Thaddeus Young, and guard Zach LaVine at Minnesota State Fair.

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Blazers Edge

Lillard-less World Cup Preview

Not even a former coach. With Damian Lillard among the last cuts on the team put together by Coach K for the FIBA World Cup beginning this weekend in Spain, probably not as many Trail Blazers fans are very interested in watching this.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Victor Claver, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Wed Aug 27, 2014

BleacherReport

5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

Big men Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge joined them. Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook cited health concerns preventing their involvement.

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Blazers Edge

NBA Creates More Space Under Basket

The NBA cleared an extra foot around the basket, increasing the "escape lanes" from 3 feet to 4 feet on both sides of the stanchion.

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Sir Charles in Charge

NBA Power Rankings: Best Power Forwards in the NBA

Jan 25, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love posts up against Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the fourth quarter at the Moda Center.

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Rip City Project

Chris Kaman's transition to supporting role suits Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman and center Pau Gasol sit on the bench against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rip City Project

What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division?

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge handles the ball while guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

The Columbian

Trail Mix: Lillard's USA Snub, NBA Live Cover

Welcome back! We took a little vacation over the past week to recharge our batteries but the Blazers-world has kept on turning.

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